Saturday, May 12, 2012

More tea???

I've been working on a set of cards for my mom (she wants them to give to volunteers at her teahouse fundraiser) and the quantity keeps changing - first she needed 10, then 12, then 16 would be great. I love making cards so it isn't too difficult but I am getting a little tired of the "tea" theme.

Anyway, here is the final (I hope) set of cards.
For this set I used peel-off stickers from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I used gold peel-offs for most of the cards but after photographing them, I actually wish that I'd made more using the black stickers but I made the mistake of leaving them out one evening and the cat decided to "improve" them by chewing on them.

I love the ease of peel-offs although I did a bit more fussy-cutting than I initially intended. If you look at this detailed picture, you'll see that I actually cut out the leaf design and laid it on a different patterned paper for a resulting paper-piece look. I also added some glossy accents and glitter to various sections of the pots and cups.
I used Fancy Pants designs papers that came free in Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine (don't you love freebies that are cute and usable!). The glitter stripes are just cheap ribbon I picked up at Michaels ages ago. For the final touch I printed a sentiment "A cup of thanks" onto patterned paper and then die cut the little teabag label shapes using Die-namics "Always Time for Tea" die cuts. I attached them to the teapot or cups using bakers twine.

Mom arrives in 2 weeks to pick up her cards so here's hoping her volunteer numbers don't expand yet again! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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14 comments:

  1. Your teacups are simply adorable and I am sure the ladies will enjoy them. I found it funny about your cat improving your stickers; I've had that happen to me as well only the culprit was a yapping little YorkiePoo. Thanks for joining us over at Mema's Crafts with our Bingo Challenge.

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  2. Hi Shelley your mum will love these cards especially when they've been made by hand. I do love all these teapots and such pretty colours and I love the cup embellishments. Great card and thanks so much for joining us this week on Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Hugs
    Kathie SSW-DT

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  3. These are beautiful and I'm sure the recipients adore them, as does your mom! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,
    Jeannie

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  4. What a wonderful set of card! I'm taking a class at my local stamp store using peel-offs. Can't wait, should be fun. Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Linda

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  5. Hello Shelley, Your teacup cards are wonderful. I love the peel off stick idea. I made a bunch of Christmas cards one year with stickers and I loved how they turned out. My mom will love these. The black and the gold outline are both nice! Thanks for joining us at SSW!
    Judi SSW DT

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  6. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

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  7. What a wonderful set of cards. I love the images. They are adorable. You can get a little tired of making a card over and over again but these are perfect for your friend. Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

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  8. Adorable sweet cards.
    luv
    Debby

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  9. What a great set of cards. Sorry to hear the kitty had a go of them. So glad you could join us at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

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  10. What a sweet tea pot image!!! Such sweet colors. Have a sweet day!!! Arlana@ssw!!!

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  11. Oh my goodness these are terrific! I love your cards so much. What a wonderful idea to use the peal off stickers - they just add so much detail to your images. Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    Sharon, SSW-DT

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  12. She may want even more when she what a great job you have done. Love the tea theme and the twine on your tea bags.
    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Patti SSW/DT

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  13. This is SO sweet! I love the teal and pink shades and all of the shimmer. I LOVE the peel off stickers! I have never heard of them before!!!

    Thank you for playing along this week at Freshly Brewed Challenges!
    Hope to see you at our hop this weekend!!!

    Heather D.
    www.freshbreweddesigns.com

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  14. Fantastic cards! Thank you for joining us at Daring Cardmakers this week :)

    jo x

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